Lyrics and Dirges is celebrating its 9th anniversary! Don’t miss readings by Notable SF columnist Nishant Batsha, Preeti Vangani (Mother Tongue Apologize), Imani Sims, Bradley Penner, and Lee Herrick (Scar and Flower). Pegasus Books Downtown in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 8/22: Small Press Distribution will be hosting a reading featuring Blind Field editor Justin Hogg, East Bay poet Nich Malone, and and co-curator of the Cantíl reading series Claire Grossman. E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore in Oakland at 7 p.m.
Friday 8/23: Ronald Purser will be discussing his new book, McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, a take on how corporations, schools, governments, and the military have co-opted mindfulness. He will be joined in conversation by David Van Nuys. Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol at 7 p.m.
Saturday 8/24: Poets Lyn Hejinian (Positions of the Sun) and Frances Richard (Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics) will be reading from poetry that responds to the work of artists Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey. BAMPFA in Berkeley at 12 p.m.
Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Pick event! Trisha Low will be launching Socialist Realism. She will be joined by Jane Gregory and Brandon Brown. There will be cake! Moe’s Books in Berkeley at 7 p.m.
Monday 8/26: Emily Guendelsberger will be discussing her debut book, On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane. The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Rick Moody will be discussing his new memoir, The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
As part of UC Berkeley’s “On the Same Page,” Tommy Orange will be discussing There There in conversation with Professor Beth Piatote (Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature). UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m.
LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week’s Local Book Pick is Trisha Low’s Socialist Realism (Emily Books/Coffee House Press, August 2019)! Don’t miss her book launch at Moe’s Books on 8/24.
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